NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Garrett Mock #49 of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Mets on April 9, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The Houston Astros have acquired minor league player Garrett Mock from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for future considerations (player to be named later or cash considerations), according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle. The 29-year-old right-handed pitcher will be joining his third different organization of the year.
The Astros are searching for pitching reinforcements with most of the Class AAA arms struggling and unable to provide much relief for a similarly struggling big league staff.
The University of Houston product will be assigned to Class Triple-A Oklahoma City and will provide much needed pitching depth for the Astros organization, who have been acquiring minor league pitchers left and right. He could be eligible for a call up and make his return to the majors for the first time since 2010, but nothing is guaranteed. So far this year, Mock has posted a 3.33 ERA across 48 2/3 innings of work while posting a terrific 9.8 K/9 and not-so-terrific 4.3 BB/9.